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Green Chemistry News Roundup: February 5-12, 2016

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Doubts Raised About Key BPA Substitute

February 11, 2016 | Chemistry World

Accumulating research suggests that bisphenol S (BPS) – a preferred substitute for BPA – has a very similar toxicological profile to BPA, and may be no less harmful.

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Sustainable Innovation through Green Chemistry: Engaging graduate students outside of disciplinary s...

February 10, 2016 | McGill

Green chemistry is a rapidly growing area of interest for industry as companies face increased regulatory requirements, supply constraints, and consumer demands for sustainable products.

Can Manufacturing Save The World? Inspiration from Tesla, Owens Corning

February 10, 2016 | GreenBiz

Manufacturing and industrial production long have been the poster children for what is wrong with our current economic system.

Renewable Fuels from Algae Boosted by NREL Refinery Process

February 9, 2016 | Environmental Export

A new biorefinery process developed by scientists at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has proven to be significantly more effective at producing ethanol from algae than previous research.

Senator Uses Industry Roots to Prod Companies to do Better

February 9, 2016 | E&E Publishing, LLC

Because of how the chemical industry developed, whoever invented that particular brand of paint probably was thinking about how well it would work on Coons' walls -- not what would happen when its fumes filled his house, scientists say.

The Real Key to Remaking Manufacturing: Chemistry

February 9, 2016 | GreenBiz

In a vision of production where natural resource inputs drastically are reduced by constantly cycling materials back through supply chains, niche upcycling or re-manufacturing efforts tend to win out over models with potential to cost-effectively scale.

Bees Could Engineer Next-Generation Energy Storage

February 8, 2016 | Clean Technica

Energy storage could be the next item on the list when it comes to listing all the reasons we need to save the world’s bee population from collapse.

Guest Column: Tax Credit Would Support Value-Added Agriculture in Southwest Iowa

February 7, 2016 | The Daily Nonpareil

In the agricultural economy, declining commodity prices continue to be a concern. In corn- and soybean-rich southwest Iowa, this is of particular concern.

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